Dam Claim

The Dam Claim is a gold mine located in Placer county, California at an elevation of 4,199 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Dam Claim  

State:  California

County:  Placer

Elevation: 4,199 Feet (1,280 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.11583, -120.70667

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Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.

Satelite image of the Dam Claim

Dam Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Dam Claim


Primary: Gold


State: California
County: Placer

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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): CJMG V 32 V 32 NO 1 1936 P 54 88 GEOL MAP OF CA CHICO USGS FOLIO

Reference (Deposit): 66 P 10 & EC GEOL SHEET PP 73 P 156 DOM 15TH REPT ST MIN P 355

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Where to Find Gold in California

"Where to Find Gold in California" looks at the density of modern placer mining claims along with historical gold mining locations and mining district descriptions to determine areas of high gold discovery potential in California. Read more: Where to Find Gold in California.